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at wusa9.com. click on 9 news extras. >>> today an apology from virginia's governor. you may remember when the proclaimed april to be confederate history month, the governor has a change of heart now and is renaming the month and has admitted he offended the lot of folks the first time around. >> reporter: the governor called it an error of taste, not heart, saying my major omission of livery hurt a lot of people, myself included. and the governor is now officially changing it to the civil war in virginia month. folks we spoke to here in northern virginia accept the apology but many have mixed reactions regarding his message and the meaning. >> i will accept his apology. i don't think he's a racist. >> i think the civil war is over with. let's move on. he kind of wants to take us back in history. that's done w. let's start a new patten. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going op
maryland and virginia. >>> troubled hollywood star lindsay lohan is due in court. she admitted last week she failed a drug test and that could result in her heading back to jail. >>> comedian stephen colbert heads to captiol hill today. he will testify before a house committee on immigration reform. a spokeswoman says he is serious. this isn't a stunt. >>> also people in one northern virginia commune will begin to pick up thank you the pieces their lives and homes were ruined by a fire. the neighborhood is in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher is live with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you neophytes are still working to out -- firefighters are still working to put out a few hot spots but the bulk of the fire is out but not before three moments were destroyed anding aseverely damaged. the fire started at 3:00 yesterday afternoon. neighbors say they heard a very loud bang and then saw two houses quickly engulf in flames. then those flames spread to a third, fourth, eight houses total. neighbors say it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carri
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
of their homes. it happened last night in manassas, virginia. this fire spread quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for
fire today destroyed a strip mall in false church, virginia. the fire started just after several businesses had opened this morning at the shopping center. it is located at the intersection of hillwood avenue. and some passersby saw the smoke and fire and called 911. firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes but it was too late to save the small businesses. >>> it appeared that the fire had progressed extensively up into the superstructure of the steel. the roofs show signs of collapse. we were able to evacuate the crews before the roof did collapse. >> reporter: we are told about a dozen businesses are affected in all, including an insurance agency, hair salon, deli and a clothing store. fire investigators say there was heavy smoke and water damage and the shopping center will likely be condemned. the cause of that fire is under investigation tonight. >>> well, if you haven't lived it, you are probably cannot imagine what we are about to show you next. a man is murdered as he walks along southern avenue. multiple suspects flee into a nearby apartment building. police but
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
't undock. >>> woman executed. a woman convicted in a double murder is put to death in virginia, the first woman executed in the u.s. in five years. >>> and flood evacuations. torrential rains trigger flood emergencies and evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps holding the space capsule to the station failed to open. cbs news space consultant bill harwood was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mechanism with hooks and latches designed to release on command to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the syste
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
. saturday, a lot of sunshine from th. let's go back to lisa. >> in virginia, we have lingering roads to go was bound to 66 degrees. they said they will be pulling it to the shoulders very soon. this is the drive on the gu ieceico mark. there are plenty of cameras to what. -- watch. we will go back to allison and pamela. >> we do have breaking news. a police pursuit that end in a hail of gunfire. this happened at around 3:00 this afternoon. it ended in southeast washington. we will standing by live with the latest details. >> there are a number of police officers out here searching this area. we have canine units out there. one person is looking for another man who got away on budget. another of individuals also fled in a stolen vehicle. it began around 3:15 a.m. this morning on silver hill road. officers say they were pursuing two cars. one was on another car. officers are blocking it. it was following. it came to a stop. the carjacking vehicle is still on the run. we know shot for exchange. no one was injured. they do have this area. they are looking for one person on good to got away. th
by the commonwealth of virginia. lewis was convicted for paying and providing sex in exchange for the murders of her husband and stepson. she pleaded guilty in 2003. the trigger men in the case got life sentences. lewis' appeal was rejected yesterday by the u.s. supreme court. >>> we now know the name of the woman murdered outside her prince george's county apartment. neighbors say the woman was moving out of her old apartment on green belt road into a home that she had just purchased. it is believed that her killer attacked her when she returned to the apartment to move things. at this point her killer is still on the loose. >>> movers are coming to the rescue of a woman evicted from her apartment. her items took up several blocks of a neighborhood in northwest washington. the center of it all 11th street and otis place in the columbia heights area. chris ten fisher is live to tell us exactly what's going on now. >> reporter: you know, we've heard so much recently about foreclosures and evictions. but it's another thing to really see it. for this one woman in columbia heights, this is all of her st
by this can learn they are not alone. >>> here is what's in the news now. virginia's governor will talk with the tea party for the first time. republican bob mcdonald will address a convention next month in richmond. the woman accused in the deadly drunk driving crash now faces a manslaughter crash. she crashed her car into an restaurant september 8th. did you hear about this? a man in kentucky says he's not guilty of murdering his wife because he had too much caffeine the day of the crime. the lawyer for woody smith says his client was sleep deprived and insane. reason? maybe. >> i'm not a lawyer. >> we'll see how it plays out in court. >>> let's get to the weather. it's beautiful out there. it's beautiful and crisp. tomorrow will feel more like summer. your moms like me.com bus stop forecast. i think you need a jacket, sweatshirt, something. it's really nippy out there. we have 40s in spots. the sun is coming up here in about 40 minutes. 64 at 9. 74 at noon and 79 for the drive home. tonight clear to partly cloudy. not as chilly as this morning but still many 50s the low 60s with a so
knows? >> thanks for having me. >> back-to-school week for northern virginia students in arlington, prince william, fairfax, and loudoun counties, as well as alexandria city schools. drivers are reminded to watch out for school buses with their stop sides extended. and red line riders have to put up with one more day with some closures. some will not reopen until tuesday morning. the transit agency is looking to fix problems pointed out by the national transportation safety board after a crash last year. and new traffic patterns on route 7 starting tuesday. experienced drivers might feel a difference. the one-mile stretch between the dulles toll road and 123 has changed. there are fewer places where left turns are allowed. the district will now have a new supermarket. a groundbreaking will be held. the supermarket will be built in northeast washington and the 900 block of 17th street. the store will be completed in the spring of next year. still ahead on "washington weekly, we have learned that steven slater is no longer working for jetblue. >>> i am steve rudin in the belfort furn
are underway after a massive fire destroyed three northern virginia mes and damaged several others. the blaze broke out on tillett loop in manassas and quickly spread. >> reporter: hot spots kept firefighters busy all night and all morning long. it was huge. i've never seen something so big. >> reporter: kathy kennedy is one of the lucky ones. her home had moderate damage but is salvageable. she was able to escape with her two young children. >> reporter: the neighbors say the fire started in the backyard and possibly on the deck of a home on tillett loop. firefighters say the win caused the fire and flames to jump from house to house. all the homes in the summer lake neighborhood sit close to one another. >> it is very close. it is a house. but the price was right at that time. a disaster. >> reporter: it took dozens of firefighters more than two hours to bring the firender control. three home were destroyed. five others damaged. a few pets in one of theomes didn't survive. >> i noticed several speculative causes and origin have been reported by witnesses. would not put any credence in those
in the spotlight when it comes to immigration reform but a few leaders in virginia want the common commonwealth in on the law. >> reporter: the crash happened on august 1st. three nuns struck head-on. sister denise mozier died and two others were critically injured. it turns out the suspected drunk driver had two previous drunk driving convictions, was here illegally and facing deportation. we now know he was given a federal work permit, the document that allowed him to get a driver's license in the first place. prince william county police chief charlie dean wrote the department of homeland security saying, quote, i ask that this glaring gap in dhs policy be ended. the tragedy has reignited the fight over illegal immigration in the county after a crackdown that began three years ago. >> system is broken. >> reporter: chair cory stewart who is pushing for a statewide crack down said virginians can't count on the federal government. >> i don't expect dhs it do anything. they show no inclination to enforce the immigration laws, no inclination to deport criminal illegal aliens that pose a public s
toyota avalon with maryland plates. >>> a virginia neighborhood is charred by a devastating fire yesterday afternoon in manassas. three homes are destroyed and several families are lucky to have made it out alive. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. her husband: >> we feel bad, we got outside with everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with that much fire you need a lot of water, hoses, personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas assistant fire chief leon bu
car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the designers all
september 24th. >> put to death. a woman is executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i c
gunfire with police. the carjacked vehicle got away. >>> at 6:14, a virginia woman became the first female to be executed in the u.s. in five years. teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection while -- for arranging to have her husband and step-son killed. before she was put to death, lewis apologized to the daughter of the father she killed. >>> firefighters are trying to determine what caused a manassas fire. winds help the fire spread. 11 people were displaced. >>> parts of wisconsin and minnesota are under a state of emergency as heavy rains pound the area. the region is expected to get even more rain today. alison? >>> the president of iran made extreme allegations yesterday at the u.n.. so extreme it caused the u.s. delegation to walk out. emily schmidt has more about that and how it could affect america's relationship with that country. >>> president obama's speech advocated working toward peace in the middle east. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride that comes with a home state. israelis will never know the certainty that comes with sover
on anything trying to grow of the ground. nearly 90% of virginia is cooking with drought conditions. 100% of maryland is hot. >> some have received so little brain in their farm in virginia that his normally red apples look like golden delicious. >> still to come, the number of people in the sea with hiv is rising. a casino will open next week and linseed lohan is headed back to jail. >> mr. cole bear went to washington -- colbert went to capitol hill. not everybody was laughing. he made for some awkward moments. we are live from northwest washington. >> it was particularly awkward for the democrats that invited him to appear. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you a
to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on the web. f
virginia on friday. he may be traveling with a woman in a 2008 sill very kia spectra with maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. the vehicle is using a spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> and it was high drama at the adams morgan day. a police officer shot and killed a dog. sarah simmons joins us with the details. >> reporter: it started when two dogs got into a fight in a crowded street. a pit bull attacked a poodle on 18th street yesterday afternoon. bystanders tried to separate them but both dogs reportedly bit at least one person. eventually a police officer stepped in, threw the pit bull down some stairs, reportedly, and shot it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up on each other and they were fighting. >> the officer is a canine officer. so that's probably as good as you can get in someone knowing about dogs. two, the dog was posing a significant threat. >> reporter: the mayor said when the dog was shot it was not near any people. there is conflicting reports on who pulled the trigger. the officer is said to first try using a
's take a look. we can see some rain off to our south in virginia southwest of d.c. moving to the north. so it will take a couple hours to get here. so early in the day i think it will be fine, then the close tore this afternoon, the better the chance for the rain showers. mostly cloudy. you might even get a peak at the sun. then a chance for rain showers later today. the high between 71 and 76. we come back in a few minutes and take a look at the seven-day forecast. >> our big story this morning. the baltimore ravens are playing at home tonight and local fans are thrilled. >> a lot of traffic is expected as well. >> soon, tens of thousands of you will pack the stadium to see the ravens play the browns in the home opener. traffic might be difficult but once you get here businesses will be very happy. >> baltimore in general has been for quite a while awaiting this home opener. >> it is not just fan that is can't wait but the baltimore businesses that benefit from the tens of thousands who will flock downtown to see their favorite birds fly at home for the first time this season. >> sinc
to death last night in virginia. teresa lewis had been convicted for arranging the murders of her for arraracng the murders of her activists argued lewis was not net intelligent enough to carry out the plot. in her last words lewis apologized for the crime. >>> president obama has private meetings with world leaders in new york today as his u.n. visit wraps up. >> the president focused on the mideast during a major address yesterday. another speaker made remarks so controversial some people left the room. t.j. winick has more from the u.n. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the morning session here at the united nations really belonged to president obama, who spoke about his hopes for mideast peace. the afternoon session belonged to iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who also spoke about peace but struck a much fern president just weeks after the administration relaunched direct talks between the two sides. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know t
tonight. >> thank you, doug. >>> it's been a difficult day for people traveling through northern virginia and elsewhere in the area. in virginia, drivers had to contend with everything from flooded roads in vienna to a sinkhole in arlington. one couple had to be rescued after their car g stuck in high water in annandale this morning. we have a look at how the evening commute is going there. >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're here live on cambridge road. commuters are trying to get home and beat this storm that's actually rolling through here, as doug just said. all day drivers have been out in the rain. but we've been lucky. the in has tapered off in the last few hours an the conditions out here are slowly improving. as many know, this morning was a completely different story. >> i almost got in five different car accidents. it was raining, downpouring. i had to go out to my car, which is parked outside. i got soaking wet. so my hair looks like this. >> reporter: all across northern virginia this morning, drivers had a tougher than usual commute. on brownsville road in vienna, daring m
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
. and then he'll be on to virginia. more of the same. it's the battle for the bushes, you might argue. can the president sway swing voters in the mid terms? wendell goler will have the latest on that strategy. >>> and have you heard about this sky? cody brown, the newest breakout reality television star, butsy getting a whole lot more attention than perhaps he wanted as the star of helicopter sister wives" on tlc, he has four, count them, four, spouses, some 13 kids, and he is flaunting a polygamist lifestyle. >> my name is cody brown and you've got to meet my family. i'm a polygamist, but we're not the polygamists you think you know. i have three awesome wives, mary, janelle, and christie. >> gregg: he's since add add fourth. will authorizes prosecute him? should they? we'll debate it. jen let's take a live look at demoines, iowa, president obama now trying to fire up the democratic base ahead of the midterm elections. there he is. so he's hitting the suburbs to meet constituents, face to face. wendell goler is live at the white house with this story, wendell. >> reporter: jenna, the pres
. republicans unveiled their pledge in a place in virginia that might seem familiar to you. griff jenkins has that report. >> reporter: last month we came to the lumber company in northern virginia so our viewers could hear from the business owner craig about his struggles. today, the entire gop leadership who hopes to have the majority after november 2nd, descended upon his lumberyard to unveil their pledge to america. >> we are here today to put forth a new governing an agenda. built by listening to the american people that offers a new way forward. >> reporter: we caught up with craig to see what has he did changed and how he feels at being at the center of political attention. you were concerned about tax cuts expiring. now you have the entire gop leadership in your backyard. what has changed since we last spoke? how do you feel about what the republicans had to say? >> the republicans have been accused of being the party of no and not having ideas. now they've put something out there for the public to understand and what will happen if they get elected this november. great to have someon
delays from germantown ford mva. no incidents just volume. you'll find if you are traveling in virginia, 395 slowing leaving duke street up toward seminary road. slow across theocko juan and again in springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> quite the scene in a d.c. neighborhood where tons of belongings are dumped out on to the street. a woman's personal items stretching across several blocks of an intersection. >> the woman being kicked out of her home, desperate to save her items. we have the story. >> reporter: mrs. diaz said she was evicted from her home and she didn't have anywhere to go. this is all of her stuff. according to her, this is what she did, she basically collected these items to send home to her family in venezuela. i want to introduce you to mrs. diaz. obviously, it's been a long night. you lost your job, isn't that what happened. you used to be a care giver. tell me about that. >> i i've been working for many years for a senior citizen in their house and cleaning and taking their medication and whatever they need, i'm happy to do it. but the dy
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
virginia and look at those mountainsides -- go to west virginia and look at those mountainsides. what are we looking at engineers? we are looking at a combination of things. we are looking at electric, gas /electorate, natural gas and propane, but you are probably still looking at a majority market of fossil fuels. a more intelligent use of those fossil fuels, and gasoline and diesel engines, lighter weight materials and that sort of thing. there is no silver bullet out there. if you want a silver bullet and you want to scare people, then why not nuclear? why not? it works. in france, a lot of their electricity is nuclear power electricity and it works. why not put it in a car. never mind. [laughter] --let's go back to the days personal stuff, here. seventh grade, you started writing gov. jimmy davis, the singing governor, the so-called author of "you are my sunshine." what was it that moved you to write governor davis? >> the schools in the world for being integrated at that time. as punishment, the federal government said they would stop a black schoolteachers. >> why? >> i never ha
showing this rain vancing south to north across west virginia, virginia, the district into maryland. this will be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day. right now we're in the low and mid-60s. highs only the low 70s. passing showers, maybe even some thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight into tomorrow. some isolated storms mht produce some daming winds. we'll dry out after that. >>> the rain is making for a slippery instrumental music ] [ instrumental music ] four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, heg corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. >>> good morning, everyone. weather certainly making things difficult this morning. earlier accidents is making the trip to the 14th street bridge has been cleared. north
earl lashing north carolina right now already being felt in virginia and our own janice dean has the very latest for us tracking the storm. >> and b.p. says it may have to stop paying for the damage in the gulf. get this, the company is blaming president obama. we're gonna tell you why. >> hold on for it. wait for it. jerry lewis wants to smack a woman. >> no way! >> smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman. >> what would you say to her? >> i would say you deserve this and nothing else, whack! >> wow! lady! >> i'm gonna slap you. who is he so angry about? "fox & friends" starts right now. >> lady! >> good morning, everyone were it is now the 6:00 hour on the east coast here and we're tracking this big, huge storm. brian and steve both off today. we have peter johnson jr. and mike is back. we haven't seen each other for so long. we see each other but not work together. >> it's been three or four years. we see each other in the building. >> sometime in the show, i'm going to share a secret about you. there's many but i'm going to share one. in the meantim
that, we'll be watching matthew carefully. robin? >> we will. thank you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she did
eastern virginia and then again, come friday, a threat to southeast new england, mainly the cape. a little early to tell specifically for the cape, but they're doing the right thing in the carolinas, getting the tourists out of the area. bill: it's moving at a pretty quick clip. 16 miles an hour, that's almost lightning speed for a storm this size. what are you telling the folks in north carolina that are watching now? >> reporter: well, it's actually a fairly typical speed as one comes down there and i don't think it will speed up a whole lot until it gets even with them. the watches that are currently in effect are going to have to be upgraded sometime today to a warning. they're doing all the right actions, they've been getting the people alerted as of yesterday, and they're starting to move the high risk communities that only have one way out and flood at a very low tide, they're already having those folks move, so i think we're in good shape on the sense of what the threat is in the market carolina, southeast virginia area. bill: bill, thank you very much. i know you guys are working
. protesters gathered outside the virginia prison where she was given a lethal injection last night convicted of arranging the murders of her husband and his son for a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. >>> popular 1950s singing star eddie fisher has died. ♪ oh, my papa, to me, you are so wonderful ♪ >> fisher a singer but best known for marriages of course first in 1955 to film star debbie reynolds. they were called america's favorite couple then the biggest scandal of the day left her to marry elizabeth taylor who divorced him in 1959 to marry richard burton. fisher died wednesday in california of complications of hip surgery alt age 82. >>> just about 16 minutes past the hour right now. dave price, back from las >> forgive me talking about owatonna, minnesota, watching it northeast looks good. that's your weather picture. >> you owe a ton apologies for mispronouncing. just kistd. thanks dave. two girls slug it out it's on tape. a mother arrested for egging on her daughter during the fight. we'll take you inside this case causing quite a controversy. >> lindsay lohan's drug a
in west virginia. in fact, in the 2008 election, john mccain won that state. alex mooney is going to have a story for us in the next hour about meg whitman. we'll get back to that with alex next hour. but let's talk about this story. chris christie, the new jersey governor, ali, came out of nowhere. showed that chivalry is still alive in politics. certainly in new jersey, meg whitman who is running for governor in california was heckled at an event chris christie was at with her. he stood up and stared down the heckler. i tell you what, if i am in a bar room fight while i think i'd like to have you by my side, i want chris christie to have my back. >> have you forgotten about the bar room fights we've been in in our cross country journeys on the cnn election express? i saved you many times. >> what stays on road. please keep it on the road. >> you were promoting alex mooney because he's going to have something later on? >> he'll have something at 2:45 about meg whitman, something she's not necessarily going to be happy about. >> all right, very good. we look forward to seeing you both. th
the stakes are. there is a patchwork across the country ranging from two states, kentucky and virginia that are meles disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. if you are convicted of a felony when you are 18 years old, you lose the right to vote for life in the states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights, and give to go through all application procedure and its at his discretion. he decides to get to vote in his state. not surprisingly, under some governors, that number drops precipitously. other -- under others, it goes up. it is purely discretionary and entirely under the governor's control. and the result of hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised. there is a disproportionate impact on people of color. one in four black men are disenfranchised in virginia because of this law. we are working to try to change that, but they're still two states that disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. 10 states permit alley disenfranchise some people -- florida, alabama, mississippi, ariz. -- there are prominent disenfranchisem
is still unclear. >>> last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. >>> eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. >>> gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getti
in virginia in nearly a century. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. the supreme court is nailing to block the lethal injection she is scheduled to receive tomorrow. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they become 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children due to pre-existing conditions. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for the overhaul has declined since march. the obama's administration maintains that the public's bad opinion of the uh law is the result of misinformation. >> i think the more people engage in the conversation, the more that they understand we're g
road. southbound at gorge village avenue in virginia 66. man, the lane's look good evening. wide open there to inside the beltway. back to you. >>> fashion week in new york city is the industry's largest event, attracting the world's top designers and models and fashionistas. it just ended but not before a woman got a chance to stroll her stuff on the cat walk. eur. >> reporter: it's the super bowl of hair. >> but at this super bowl they have a different type of gridiron. >> we're going to iron the hair out and crimp it with a crimp iron. >> reporter: diane stevens owns two body spas in maryland. >> thereby beautiful for her face shape and eyes and our designer will love it. >> will you love it? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: designer of project runway's final lists hand picked diane to style the models showcasing her new spring collection. >> just showing the same vision in the hair that i have in my clothes. it still has the edginess. that's what us women are. we're soft and feminine. >> reporter: it's even rougher in africa, however, diane is equally at home there. a few years ago she ta
to become the first female executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson back in 2002. the supreme court is refusing to block the lethal injection she is set to receive tomorrow. lewis' attorney argued she should be spared because she is borderline mentally retarded. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with more on the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions. insurers must provide preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies without requiring co-pays. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for t
troops in afghanistan. virginia, the plan, democrats line. go ahead. caller: i am from new york. shall i speak up? host: go ahead. caller: i think he should turn the page. it should have been turned a long time ago. but i do not think the media will let him because they just keep the war is going. let me say this because i tried so hard to get on to you -- george washington's farewell address. he answered many of the questions facing us. telling us we should be aware -- host: sorry, we will have to let you go. your signal is breaking up. here's more from the president last night. >> we must use all elements of all power, including our diplomacy, economic strength, and the power of america as an example to secure our interests and stand by our allies. and we must reject a vision of the future that is based not just on our fearless but also on our hopes. division that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world but also the limitless possibilities of our time. today, old adversaries are at peace and emerging democracies are potential partners. new markets for our goods stretch
, some people say, rode in on the obama wave. the virginia 5th district is conservative leaning and mccain won it with 50.6% of the vote. it is traditionally a republican stronghold and has become somewhat less so. and it is represented by a democrat. >> virginia's 5th district is the size of new jersey and it is a triangle shape with the sharltsville region, home to the university of virginia and thomas jefferson's home down to the south side of virginia, north carolina border that includes the city of martinsville, danville and part of lynchburg. the economy has hit the district hard. their unemployment tops 20%. it's bad, but not quite as bad as elsewhere in the district. there is unemployment continues to be a problem throughout the district. there have been a number of foreclosures, obviously like everywhere. people who have their jobs, their pay has stagnated for the last few years. so it's certainly a big problem here. tom perriello is a moderate democrat. whereas on some of the big ticket priorities on president obama and the democrats, he voted in favor of health care r
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